Venomous Marine Life - Biopixel Oceans

Ecology and Biology of
Venomous Species

Working with James Cook University to discover more about the mechanics of how venoms work in different species.

Venom toxicity

Understanding the relationship between venom toxicity and prey, why venoms are often quite complex, and researching the novel compounds from venomous animals.


Mclounan S. & J.E. Seymour . 2012 Venom and cnidome ontogeny of the cubomedusae Chironex fleckeri Toxicon  Accepted August 2012

McCullagh,N, P. Pereira, P. Cullen, R. Mulcahy, R. Bonin, M. Little, S. Gray & J. Seymour.  Randomised trial of magnesium in the treatment of Irukandji syndrome.  Emergency Medicine Australiasia.  Accepted August 2102

S. L.A. Saggiomo, J. E. Seymour . 2012  Cardiotoxic effects of venom fractions from the Australian box jellyfish Chironex fleckeri on human myocardiocytes.  Toxicon;

M. J. Kingsford, J. E. Seymour  & M. D. O’Callaghan 2012  Abundance patterns of cubozoans on and near the Great Barrier Reef. Hydrobiologia  DOI 10.1007/s10750-012-1041-0

Gordon M, Seymour J  2012 Growth, Development and Temporal Variation in the Onset of Six Chironex fleckeri Medusae Seasons: A Contribution to Understanding Jellyfish Ecology. PLoS ONE 7(2): e31277. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031277

Pintor, A., Krockenberger, A., & Seymour, J.E. , 2010. Venom Physiology in a Litter of Common Death Adders (Acanthophis antarcticus) and their Parents. Toxicon. 57(1):68-75.

Pintor, A., Krockenberger, A., & Seymour, J.E. , 2010. Costs of Venom Production In The Common Death Adder. Toxicon. 56(6):1035-1042

Sachlikidis, N.G., Jones, C.M., & Seymour, J.E.,  2010. The Effects of Temperature on the Incubation of Eggs of the Tropical Rock Lobster Panulirus ornatus. Aquaculture. 305: 79-83

Pereira, P., Barry, J., Corkeron, M., Keir, P., Little, M., & Seymour, J.E. , 2010. Intracerebral Hemorrhage and Death after Envenoming by the Jellyfish Carukia barnesi Death due to Irukandji Syndrome. Clinical Toxicology48(4):390-392

Winter, K,L., Isbister, G.K., McGowan, S., Konstantakopoulos, N., Seymour, J.E., & Hodgson, W.C. 2010 A Pharmacological and Biochemical Examination of the Geographical Variation of Chironex fleckeri Venom Toxicology Letters, Volume 192, Issue 3, Pages 419-424.

Make A Donation Now

Help to fund future developments and further understanding of our oceans and the life within it.